The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of festival season here in Manitoba! When it comes to fall activities and festivals to explore, our province has so much to offer.
If you’re looking for ways to make the most of this beautiful season, here are 6 events to check out.
When: September 22 – October 15, 2023
Where: Across Manitoba
What To Expect: Rediscover your city, community and province! No matter your age, Culture Days offers everyone a chance to try something new. The Canada-wide celebration features FREE activities across Manitoba including visual arts, Indigenous arts and traditional practices, educational tours, community street festivals, collective art-making projects, interactive installations, storytelling and avant-garde performance art! More information can be found here.
When: September 23, 2023
Where: St. Boniface, Exchange District, Downtown
What To Expect: Celebrate a FREE, all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art as part of Culture Days in Manitoba! Artists, galleries, cultural organizations and independent curators host free events from dusk to dawn for one special night. Visit nuitblanchewinnipeg.ca for the full list of activities, interactive art installations and more!
REEL PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL
When: September 26 – 30, 2023
Where: Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue
Admission: $11.98 – $60.00
What To Expect: Reel Pride Film Festival is the annual project of The Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Film Society, Inc., a non-profit community group formed in 1985 to bring LGBTTQ* film to Winnipeg audiences. Expect multiple festival events and film showings in fantastic venues, along with exciting partnerships with local organizations and artists. Tickets and details can be found here.
WALL-TO-WALL MURAL & CULTURE FESTIVAL
When: September 1 – 30, 2023
Where: Various Locations, Winnipeg
What To Expect: The Wall-to-Wall Mural & Culture Festival brings together Winnipeg’s communities through art, music, dance and more! The festival started as a collective dream and mission to bring accessible art into people’s everyday lives. The community-focused events highlight equal parts mural, music, and mentorship. Follow along for more details through their Instagram account.
THIN AIR FESTIVAL
When: September 20 – October 18, 2023
Where: Various Locations, Winnipeg
What To Expect: THIN AIR Festival is a month-long celebration of books and ideas that brings readers and writers together! Discover a virtual hub of creative content and a lively array of real-time events. Watch and listen to readings, glimpse the behind-the-scenes details of a writer’s life and sign up for writing workshops to develop your own skills. Watch for future details here.
BREW AT THE ZOO
When: September 15, 2023
Where: Assiniboine Park & Zoo
Admission: $30.00 – $75.00
What To Expect: Brew at the Zoo is an after-hours, 18+ event showcasing Manitoba’s craft brewers! Also, try out unlimited samples of brews, cider and spirits from other parts of Canada and around the world. Don’t forget about games and live music – this year, Banned & Outlawed and Crossroads will be performing. More details and tickets can be found here.
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